Universal Puppy's Plaything - 3D Puzzle Game by smuttlewerk interactive [Universal]

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  1. smuttlegiaco

    smuttlegiaco Well-Known Member

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    #1 smuttlegiaco, Jul 10, 2012
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    Puppy's Plaything

    Puppy's Plaything - pure puzzle power - for FREE!

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    Puppy's Plaything - pure puzzle power - for FREE!

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    Will you be able to get to your plaything? And will you be able to collect the bones on your way in the best possible order?

    Sure, you will! :-)

    Activate your brain cells and help your puppy get to the toy of its dreams!

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    FEATURES:

    ➤ 4 chapters with 69 levels + 16 bonus levels (more to come, for free of course!)
    ➤ Outstanding 3D graphics
    ➤ Great animations
    ➤ Fully customizable puppy -> Angel, Gentleman or Ninja, it's time to dress up!
    ➤ Awesome music
    ➤ Varied gameplay - puzzle + arcade = fun!
    ➤ Game Center Achievements and Highscores

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    If you encounter problems, the smuttlewerker's are always here for you. Drop us a line: contact@smuttlewerk.de

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    This version of Puppy's Plaything is universal for all iOS devices from the 3rd generation onward!

    A special HD version for iPad 2&3 is available also - for FREE!
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    Genre:Family, Puzzle
    Release:Jul 10, 2012
    Updated:Nov 30, -0001
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    Size:0.0
    TouchArcade Rating:Unrated
    User Rating:Unrated
    Your Rating:unrated
    Compatibility:HD Universal


    The HD version of the game will come later this month. We managed to screw some things up (in the HD version - it should only be downloadable with iPad 2&3, but we forgot to add the UI Requirements for the camera) , sry for this.
    This version will not look as good as the HD version on iPad 2 and iPad 3.

    Nevertheless: Have fun!!! :)
     
  2. Gabrien

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    Wouldn't it make more sense then to release an update "later this month" that fixes this "universal" version instead?..
     
  3. smuttlegiaco

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    I edited my post above. the universal version looks and plays great on all devices, there's nothing to fix there. we had to go this route (universal - HD) because of the low RAM of the old devices.

    the HD version features higher res textures and effects, which would be the downfall for iPad1 and iPod4.
     
  4. Gabrien

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    I'm still confused. But I'm fairly sure you might want to also edit this little bit of exuberance from the actual app description:

    "This version of Puppy's Plaything is universal for all iOS devices from the 3rd generation onward!"
     
  5. Royce

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    I don't understand why they would change that. Isn't it true? This is a general issue and growing problem for developers who want to support aging devices and also take advantage of new hardware. They have to bloat their apps with multiple types of graphics that may or may not ever be needed, or make separate versions of the app with overlapping device compatibly potentially confusing customers. I don't think either is ideal, and can't say I prefer either one over the other, but I'm not sure what another answer would be.
     
  6. Gabrien

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    Well, it clearly isn't true to my mind, as that includes iPad 2 and 3, doesn't it? And were I to buy this "universal" version for either of those devices, the last thing I'd be expecting to see in a couple of weeks is a "better" version for my device. Particularly as there is no mention of such in the app description itself. Why are TA readers the only ones getting the heads up?

    "Universal" has come to represent a certain standard, and it does not stand for "less than HD." I'm puzzled as to why someone would attempt to skew or distort this standard significantly. I'm fully giving the developer the benefit of the doubt that nothing deceitful was attempted on purpose, but pointing out that something doesn't seem right here.
     
  7. Royce

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    Universal is defined by Apple. It just means an iPhone app and iPad app combined in a single binary. I agree the app description should state that an HD version is coming.
     
  8. metalcasket

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    What about iPhone 4?
     
  9. smuttlegiaco

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    #9 smuttlegiaco, Jul 10, 2012
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    it would all be ok, if Apple gave us a chance to set the compatibility for the different devices manually. but that's not possible.

    listen, if we could have made the universal version with 32-bit 2048x2048 textures and Anti Aliasing activated, we would have done it. but, as said above, this won't work for the older devices. :(

    we have a nice looking universal version for all devices and we can have a great looking HD version for iPad 2&3. and now my question:

    shouldn't we try to give iPad 2&3 users the chance to buy a better looking version?

    if we had the experience, resources and contacts to make only one universal app, we would do so, believe me. as it is, we just can't do it.

    if you buy this version, write us later, once we get promo codes for the HD version and I will send you one once the game is live. if you think we do this to lie to our customers or to make more money, you're wrong. not only would we harm ourselves and our reputation doing this, it would also be quite dumb to assume we can trick our customers.

    ok guys, I alter the description, you have me convinced! (Edit: added the info about HD to the itunes description)

    @metalcasket: it looks great on the small devices. large textures don't make a huge difference on the small screen devices! iPhone 4 has 512MB RAM, so no problem there. the universal will also work great on the 256mb devices (iPod and iPad1)
     
  10. Gabrien

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    What it's defined as by Apple, and what it represents to the consumer, are not mutually exclusive. Look, I am not looking for an argument. I was just stating that any iPad 2/3 owner who'd purchase this app is highly likely to feel miffed (at best) upon seeing a superior version. And rightly so. Now, the developer is fully entitled to choose to confuse their potential customers and invite negative feedback from their actual ones, if they so choose. You, are fully entitled to go to bat for them on the ground of semantics. I don't think I have anything else useful to add to this discussion.
     
  11. Royce

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    I am fairly certain that Gabrien's problem boils down to the fact that you are breaking convention somewhat (I could be wrong). For a while now, we've had standard (non-universal) apps accompanied by HD universal versions (though you are far from the first to do it this way). That convention however was established at a time when the iOS scene was a bit different. The iPhone 4 and 4th gen Touch came out with retina, and there was just the original iPad (I think, maybe the 2 had come out?). HD apps were HD for the small retina devices and the iPad. Anyway, things change. The 4th gen Touch is still the newest and is showing its age (trust me I'm an owner :p), and the iPhone has only seen a slight improvement. There is now an iPad that can show like a million pixels per pixel or something. I think the universal, and iPad only HD makes sense, but these were never defined terms (other than Apple's definition of universal) and if the iOS world is anything, it's fluid. Anyone who thinks they can cling to socially constructed definitions of loose categorization naming standards, is probably going to be frustrated frequently :rolleyes:
     
  12. metalcasket

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    I'm still confused. :/ Since my iPhone 4 is near obsolete and I'm on the verge of getting a new device (whether it's an iPhone or iPad), I'm not sure if I'd want to get the current version if the forthcoming one will work fine with the iPhone 4's extra 256 mb. Am I making any sense here? :S Should I wait or not? >_>
     
  13. smuttlegiaco

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    for all small devices, this is the version to go! the game works great on the iphone4.
     
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    @royce: I'm with you on this one. we have to adapt. always.
    @sanuku: great! :) thanks for the vid!
     
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    #16 smuttlegiaco, Jul 26, 2012
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    Puppy's Plaything FREE

    Puppy's Plaything FREE - pure puzzle power!

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    Puppy's Plaything FREE - pure puzzle power!

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    Will you be able to get to your plaything? And will you be able to collect the bones on your way in the best possible order?

    Sure, you will! :-)

    Activate your brain cells and help your puppy get to the toy of its dreams!

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    FEATURES IN THE FREE VERSION:

    ➤ 12 + 2 bonus levels (more to come, for free of course!)
    ➤ Outstanding 3D graphics
    ➤ Great animations
    ➤ Fully customizable puppy -> Punk, Princess, Elvis
    ➤ Awesome music
    ➤ Varied gameplay - puzzle + arcade = fun!
    ➤ Game Center Achievements and Highscores

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    If you encounter problems, the smuttlewerker's are always here for you. Drop us a line: contact@smuttlewerk.de

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    This version of Puppy's Plaything is universal for all iOS devices from the 3rd generation onward!
    Information
    Seller:
    Genre:Family, Puzzle
    Release:Jul 17, 2012
    Updated:Nov 30, -0001
    Version:
    Size:0.0
    TouchArcade Rating:Unrated
    User Rating:Unrated
    Your Rating:unrated
    Compatibility:HD Universal


    Hi!

    Check out the free version of the game and decide whether it is worth for you to spend 0,99$! :)

    Have a good time!
     
  16. Bud

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    Nice look and great animation. Use skill and play it.
     
  17. smuttlegiaco

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    thank you! :) have you tried the full version?
     
  18. smuttlegiaco

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    hey guys!

    due to abysmal download rates, we decided to make PP free for 3 days, so grab it while you can.

    give the game some time, it's really good, if you like puzzle/arcade mix games. :)

    DOWNLOAD HERE!
     

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